Political Director, BlogHer.com, and Columnist, Huffington Post and TechPresident.com
Morra Aarons-Mele is a blogger, political consultant and graduate student at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where she specializes in women and leadership. Between classes, she covers politics as political director for BlogHer.com, the largest site for women bloggers, with over nine million unique visitors a month. Aarons is also a columnist for the Huffington Post and TechPresident.com. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury Tribune, USA Today, Mother Jones, and the BBC, among other news outlets. Aarons is a regular commentator on CNN. Her Internet experience spans politics and the private sector. During the 2004 Presidential Election, Aarons was the director of Internet marketing for the Democratic National Committee and the John Kerry for President Campaign. She founded the interactive public affairs division of Edelman, the world's largest independent communications firm, where she developed innovative strategies for clients such as Wal-Mart and GE. Before coming to Washington, Aarons worked in various roles at leading online companies, including iVillage.com and iVillage UK. She is active in local politics, and represented Washington, D.C.'s Advisory Neighborhood Commission for Ward 2B. Aarons is an alumna of Brown University.
Politics and Web Strategies
April 24, 2008, 5:00 AM - 6:30 AM
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